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Deeper Learning Webinar

Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core State Standards Webinar/Event

February 23, 2015

On March 10, 2015, the Alliance for Excellent Education held an in-depth discussion on how innovative schools can use performance assessment and project-based learning to transform education and improve learning for all students. This webinar examined a highly effective school network that has demonstrated how a new approach can enable all students to graduate from high school and succeed in college.

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Assessing Deeper Learning: The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project Webinar/Event

January 02, 2014

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on using curriculum-embedded performance measures to learn and demonstrate deeper learning competencies students need for college and a career. The webinar will focus on the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP), which includes a system of learning and assessment tasks aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Ohio has taken a unique approach to the pilot by including sustained, collaborative professional learning throughout all components of the program, including formative assessment to support student learning, technical training, and writing and scoring of assessment tasks.

Performance Assessments for the Common Core In the News

November 15, 2013

This year’s seventh-graders in the Danville, Ky., Public Schools face a new set of requirements to graduate from high school ... In order ato earn a “Danville Diploma,” the class of 2019 and beyond will have to complete a set of experiences, such as internships, and demonstrate a set of competencies, such as the ability to analyze, synthesize, and make inferences from data.

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A Standards-Based Approach To Improving Teaching: Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium Webinar/Event

February 08, 2011

On February 8, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education cohosted a discussion about the initiative launched by the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium that holds promise for shaping a common vision of skilled teaching commensurate with the national goal of preparing all students for college and careers. Twenty states have joined the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Council of Chief State Schools Officers, and Stanford University to create a common teacher performance assessment that can be used to make preparation and licensing performance based. The event highlighted the pilot underway and the implications for policies to improve the quality, consistency, and coherence of teaching nationwide.

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A Standards-Based Approach to Improving Teaching: Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium Webinar/Event

February 08, 2011

On February 8, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) cohosted a webinar about an initiative launched by the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium. This initiative holds promise for shaping a common vision of skilled teaching commensurate with the national goal of preparing all students for college and careers. Twenty states have joined the AACTE, the Council of Chief State Schools Officers, and Stanford University to create a common teacher performance assessment that can be used to make preparation and licensing performance based. The webinar facilitated a conversation about the pilot underway and the implications for policies to improve the quality, consistency, and coherence of teaching nationwide. The webinar also included a question and answer period to address questions submitted by viewers across the nation.

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